3-rx.comCustomer Support
HomeAbout UsFAQContactHelp
News Center
Health Centers
Medical Encyclopedia
Drugs & Medications
Diseases & Conditions
Medical Symptoms
Med. Tests & Exams
Surgery & Procedures
Injuries & Wounds
Diet & Nutrition
Special Topics

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

You are here : 3-RX.com > Medical Encyclopedia > Diseases and Conditions > Poliomyelitis: Diagnosis & Tests
      Category : Health Centers > Brain and Nervous System


Alternate Names : Acute Paralytic Poliomyelitis OR APP, Polio, Type 1 Poliovirus, Paralytic Poliomyelitis, Nonparalytic Poliomyelitis, Infantile Paralysis

Poliomyelitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the infection diagnosed?

Polio may be suspected in a child who has paralysis on one side of the body that occurred after a short, flu-like illness. To diagnose the disease, a spinal tap is done to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. A throat culture is done, and the person's stool is tested to see if polio is present.

Previous section


Next section

Poliomyelitis: Symptoms & Signs


Poliomyelitis: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Terry Mason, MPH
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

Home | About Us | FAQ | Contact | Advertising Policy | Privacy Policy | Bookmark Site